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Vaccination FAQs

For Vaccination FAQs, please visit our Vaccinations page.

Quarantine and Isolation FAQs

For Quarantine and Isolation FAQs, please visit our Quarantine and Isolation page.

General

No. Due to COVID restrictions, Health Services does not take walk-ins. Students need to schedule an appointment with Health Services, which is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please call us at 1-508-793-7467 to schedule an appointment. Friends may not accompany you into Health Services during your visit.

Clark strongly recommends that students living off-campus adhere to the same guidelines as those living on campus. Masks should be worn in public indoor settings and in a crowded setting, both indoors and outdoors. Because the positivity rate is typically higher in the community than it is on campus, masks are an even more essential tool for those living or working outside of Clark. Exercising caution is critical.

Testing

Vaccinated Clark students, must test every seven days.

Unvaccinated Clark students must test every four days.

Vaccinated staff and faculty must be tested every seven days. Staff and faculty who are on campus more than three days per week are strongly encouraged to test multiple times each week.

Unvaccinated staff and faculty must test every four days.

All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to test more frequently than required if they choose to do so.

Students must be tested within 24 hours of arrival at Clark. Testing begins August 16. There is no post-test quarantine requirement. Only students arriving from outside the U.S. who have not been vaccinated will quarantine for at least 7 days. International students who have received vaccinations approved by the World Health Organization will not need to quarantine.

Pre-arrival testing is not required. Testing will be available on campus when students move in.

Anyone in Clark’s testing regimen will receive an automated message following their most recent test, and notifications the day before and the day of the scheduled date of their next test. If the individual does not get tested on that date, they will receive an email reminder and then be notified by phone or in-person to ensure they stay in compliance. Those who fall out of compliance risk suspension of access to campus buildings.

Quarantine, Isolation, and Medical Care

Yes. Students are permitted to isolate or quarantine at home.

Clark continues to receive guidance from the CDC and the Worcester Department of Public Health on close-contact protocols. Currently, if a student who has been vaccinated is identified as a close contact, they will be advised to wear a mask in indoor public spaces, monitor themselves for symptoms, and get tested 3-5 days after exposure. An unvaccinated student identified as a close contact will be required to quarantine.

Students placed in quarantine or isolation will be reached out to by a member of the Dean of Students office, who will be the student’s point of contact for all questions and concerns. The regularity and type of contact is determined by the student, and can include meetings with DOS staff, daily check-in phone calls, and emails. Meals are delivered to students in their rooms. Any health-related communication or intervention is overseen by Clark Health Services.